Sunday, April 11, 2004

Egypt: taking stock of US aid to Egypt

This article in the Christian Science Monitor asks what has come of the $50 billion in aid Egypt has recived since 1975. And according to the article, the answer is "not much".
Ismail Sabry Abdallah ... negotiated the first USAID contract on behalf of Egypt in 1974. ... Now an independent economist, Abdallah says USAID needs to decrease support for the Egyptian government, and increase its support for civil society in order to realize the sort of economic and political reforms that the United States and the Egyptian people desire.